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Peering Into the Crystal Ball: Planning for Potential Disability

2019-07-02T10:34:14+00:00

The Voice is the e-mail newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance. This installment was written by Special Needs Alliance member Nancy P. Gibson, who practices in Missoula, Montana (in Montana's "banana belt"). Ms. Gibson's practice is limited to special needs planning, elder law and estate planning. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and finished her term as a member of the Special Needs Alliance Board earlier this year. Ms. Gibson has been very active in local, state and national advocacy and support groups, and frequently deals with the need for crystal ball gazing.

Peering Into the Crystal Ball: Planning for Potential Disability2019-07-02T10:34:14+00:00

Choosing an Attorney to Help With Special Needs Planning

2019-07-02T10:35:08+00:00

You are reading The Voice, the e-mail newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance. This installment was written by Special Needs Alliance member Scott Suzuki, of Honolulu, Hawaii. Mr. Suzuki's law practice emphasizes planning for those individuals with special needs (and their families). He is a lawyer and assistant instructor for the University of Hawaii Elder Law Program, a clinical program operated by the William S. Richardson School of Law. Mr. Suzuki is also the author of the regular Legal Briefs column for Generations Hawaii

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Choosing an Attorney to Help With Special Needs Planning2019-07-02T10:35:08+00:00

Is My Money Safe?

2019-07-02T10:35:53+00:00

You are reading The Voice, the e-mail newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance. This installment was written by Special Needs Alliance member H. Amos Goodall, Jr., of State College, Pennsylvania. Mr. Goodall is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (by the National Elder Law Foundation), and has practiced law since 1976. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Goodall primarily works in special needs and elder law planning, business organization planning, and real estate and business litigation.

Is My Money Safe?2019-07-02T10:35:53+00:00

Alliance Praises Passage of ADA Amendments Act

2019-07-02T13:45:30+00:00

On September 11, 2008, the U.S. Congress passed the ADA Amendments Act and sent it to President Bush for his signature. The Act boldly reaffirms the U.S. commitment to ending discrimination against individuals with disabilities. President George W. Bush is expected to sign the Amendments to the Americans With Disabilities Act, which was originally signed [...]

Alliance Praises Passage of ADA Amendments Act2019-07-02T13:45:30+00:00

Realistically Assessing an Exceptional Child s Future

2019-07-02T10:37:41+00:00

You are reading The Voice, the e-mail newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance. This installment is a very moving, personal and true story from Special Needs Alliance member Barbara A. Isenhour of Seattle, Washington. She has practiced law for over 33 years, focusing on the legal issues facing the elderly and disabled persons of all ages. Barbara was selected as one of the city's best attorneys in Seattle Magazine for three years and has been selected as a "Super Lawyer" in Law and Politics Magazine for the past five years.

Realistically Assessing an Exceptional Child s Future2019-07-02T10:37:41+00:00

Planning Your Estate: When a “Simple Will” Won’t Suffice

2019-07-02T10:39:07+00:00

You are reading The Voice, the e-mail newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance. This installment was written by Special Needs Alliance member Hyman G. Darling of Springfield, Massachusetts. Mr. Darling is a shareholder in the law firm of Bacon & Wilson, P.C.His practice is primarily focused on estate planning, particularly planning for families including a member with a disability. Mr. Darling also lectures and writes on estate planning topics extensively, and is very active in his local community. He is certified by the National Elder Law Foundation as a Certified Elder Law Attorney.

Planning Your Estate: When a “Simple Will” Won’t Suffice2019-07-02T10:39:07+00:00

Insurance and Other Concerns for Parent/Caregiver

2019-07-02T10:39:50+00:00

You are reading The Voice, the e-mail newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance. This installment was written by Special Needs Alliance member Donna Bashaw of Laguna Hills, California. Ms. Bashaw is a former President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and she is certified by the National Elder Law Foundation as a Certified Elder Law Attorney.

Insurance and Other Concerns for Parent/Caregiver2019-07-02T10:39:50+00:00

Remembering Harriet McBryde Johnson

2019-08-29T12:56:21+00:00

You are reading The Voice, the e-mail newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance. Rather than our usual newsletter format (including tips, answers to reader's questions and explanations for special needs practitioners and families), this issue is a short memorial from the President of the Alliance to recognize the passing of a singular individual who advocated for all persons with disabilities. In fact, as President Andrew Hook notes, her advocacy transcended barriers originating from "disability" labels.

Remembering Harriet McBryde Johnson2019-08-29T12:56:21+00:00

What to Pay Before Funding a Special Needs Trust

2019-08-28T17:48:17+00:00

This issue of The Voice, the e-mail newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance, was written by SNA member Roger Bernstein of Coral Gables, Florida. Mr. Bernstein and his wife, Margrit, focus their practice on planning for personal injury settlements and for aging, illness, and incapacity.

What to Pay Before Funding a Special Needs Trust2019-08-28T17:48:17+00:00

Economic Stimulus Payments and TV Converter Box Coupons

2019-07-02T10:41:22+00:00

This issue of The Voice, the e-mail newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance, was written by SNA member Raymon B. Harvey, an AV-rated sole practitioner in Little Rock, Arkansas. You can read more about Mr. Harvey, and his practice, at his office's website, which provides additional information about Special Needs Trusts and related issues such as Guardianship and Conservatorship, Medicaid eligibility, and other topics of concern to those with disabilities and their caretaker families.

Economic Stimulus Payments and TV Converter Box Coupons2019-07-02T10:41:22+00:00

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